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  1. E46 General
    I decided to post this topic because, despite the innumerable previous discussions on the general topic, I couldn’t find anything on my specific situation. It’s time to change my oil again and I’ve thought about taking advantage of FCP Euro’s lifetime warranty (along with PayPal’s return...
  2. E46 XI
    2003 330xi with a 6 speed manual at 110k miles. I don't know if the trans oil has been changed before but I wanna change it since the shifts aren't very smooth. I don't know what oil to use and different existing threads across multiple websites say to use different oils. The common...
  3. E46 General
    2003 330Ci. Ive been having a problem maintaining a consistent oil level for more then 100 miles. Id like to preface that the car has no leaks and I’ve never noticed blue exhaust. I know m54 engines are prone to burning oil because of their piston ring design, but the oil drain Im experiencing...
  4. E46 M3
    Hi there, My S54 is due for an oil change and I'm also about to replace my leaking valve cover gasket and was wondering if anyone had thoughts on the order of those two procedures. Any harm in doing the VCG replacement while there is no oil in the engine? I'm wondering if removing the valve...
  5. E46 General
    I have recently been battling my oil consumption issues and whilst on a long drive I pulled over and hastily checked the oil without letting it all drain into the pan. Assuming it had been burnt away, I added oil and went on my way. This was near the end of the drive, so I've only gone around 15...
  6. E46 M3
    After 300 km of driving (Occasionally hard) I sent my oil to Blackstone labs and got the following result back. As you can see the lead is in 20 PPM only after 300km. Would like to hear your comments from anyone with experience. Should I drive the car? Or should I park it? PS -The...
  7. E46 General
    hello, this isn't my first time visiting this form page but will be my first time uploading, so sorry if this has already been answered or asked before. I own a 2004 325i and am having some trouble trying to figure out what's happening to my oil. On startup, I have no oil light and my level is...
  8. E46 General
    Can anyone recommend which viscosity to put on 170k mileage 320cd diesel. Which one would be better in terms off better protection on engine and turbo at this mileage. Can I still go with 5w30 or better 5w40, I heard that on this kind of mileage the 5w40 is better as it will create a thicker...
  9. E46 M3
    High-rotational NA engines such as the e46 m3 engine and e92 m3 engine have a pure engine oil viscosity of 10W-60. It's probably an engine that was made to use 10W-60 in the past, but is it okay to use 0W-40 points of oil if you use high-performance engine oil today? I wonder if I don't have...
  10. E46 General
    Hello, yesterday I did a much needed service. I changed the oil from 5w30 to Mobile 1 5w40, oil filter, cabin air filter, spark plugs and air filter. After the change a strange ticking noise started coming from the engine. I think it is coming from lifters but I am not sure. Also my old spark...
  11. E46 General
    I am 90% done with my turbo build. its been going insanely well for putting a cx racing kit on a 330xi wagon! but I have a quick question about the oil system, for the time being I am using the stock oil housing. but I am having problems getting the oil distribution block in and everything too...
  12. BC, AB, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
    Hey guys stumbled across this website www.autopartscounter.ca They have bulk oil deals and free shipping over $175 in Canada
  13. E46 General
    Hello guys, I'm a brand new owner of a 2003 330i, and I couldn't be more excited about it. Overall, the car is mechanically sound with a few cosmetic issues from some less competent previous owners. 1. The third brake light (the light bar on the inside) is hanging down on one side giving it a...
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